Throughout the year, our blog will feature AHA volunteer stories of survival and hope. We know there are thousands of stories like these - thats why we want to say “Thanks” to all of you for giving your time and sharing your lives with us. You can’t spell CURE without U! Thank you for all you do to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. YOU’RE THE CURE!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Check out AHA's new Workplace Giving Campaign!

Let me tell you about the American Heart Association's new "Strategic Choice" Workplace Giving Campaign. Strategic Choice offers employees a choice of several nonprofits from which to choose to donate. This empowers the employees, connects them to their community, and increases morale and overall giving.

The American Heart Association is reaching out to our friends, like you, to join the Strategic Choice movement. This costs employers no additional money. This is simply a way to engage 100 percent of employees in giving to a cause that they care about. This also helps the American Heart Association reach more people than ever before and allows us to raise new money for research, education and advocacy!

We invite you to discuss with your company or organization's leaders that you want a choice in your employee giving campaign. It’s not too late. Many companies and organizations are reviewing their workplace giving campaign now. Let your employer know you’d like the American Heart Association added on to the ballot.

For more information, check out Minnesota Workplace Giving webpage!

How can you help? Let the decision makers in corporate social responsibility, communications or human resources know about your connection and passion for the American Heart Association. Pass along the name of the Minnesota Workplace Giving Director, Sara Shaw.

For more info or to get your employer on board, please contact Sara Shaw, your local Workplace Giving Director at 952.278.7939 (w), 612.250.6201 (c) or

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